Definition of serviceman in English:

serviceman

nounPlural servicemen

  • 1A man serving in the armed forces.

    • ‘He believed every serviceman who survived the war came back a hero.’
    • ‘With the United States entering the war in 1941, American servicemen began to be posted to England.’
    • ‘Under the military's strict disciplinary code, any serviceman or woman found to have taken drugs faces immediate discharge.’
    • ‘In the darkest days of the siege of Malta (1941-3), to stir the hearts of the war-weary, groups of servicemen used to set up amateur radio performances of Henry V.’
    • ‘When Goody arrives, his gruff, dictatorial but tongue-in-cheek interplay with the young servicemen must be seen to be appreciated.’
    • ‘Vinson, the son of a retired Air Force serviceman, was able to draw from a rich set of life experiences, including time spent living overseas, and a strong educational background to become a scholar.’
    • ‘Harris, with whom Tedder clashed more than once, thought Tedder had one of the most brilliant minds of any serviceman.’
    • ‘At the war's end the islands were among the most fortified places in the world, with one German serviceman for every three islanders.’
    • ‘The Australian Government is currently constructing a war memorial in London to commemorate those Australians who fought and died alongside British servicemen in the two world wars.’
    • ‘Four decades later, it is revealing to compare her grief over suddenly losing her serviceman husband with Iris suddenly losing her mother.’
    • ‘He is a US serviceman on leave in London.’
    • ‘Does she not realise when we remember our fallen heroes it's not just those from the two world wars but every single serviceman and woman who has fallen during active service since then?’
    • ‘Wilson asked a tough but fair question; however, for any U.S. serviceman who's ever been to war, this was hardly surprising.’
    • ‘The appropriate social control secures the order of and framework for the activities of each serviceman, thus achieving the stability of the armed forces social structure.’
    • ‘But the general logic of this process should be clear to one and all, since the funding of the military establishment affects every serviceman and every military pensioner.’
    • ‘If we talk about an integrated rear service, it should exist not only at the top but go down the entire command chain, reaching each individual serviceman, regardless of his departmental affiliation.’
    • ‘After my tour, I served an additional four years as a National Guard serviceman in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army.’
    • ‘Another U.S. serviceman died when he apparently fell out of a helicopter as it was fired on by a rocket-propelled grenade.’
    • ‘As a result of the investigation, one Special Forces serviceman was charged with kicking a dead body.’
    • ‘The contributions of African American servicemen during the Second World War have long gone unheralded by history.’
    • ‘Here's a story of one American serviceman involved in the effort.’
    • ‘But he returned home a disgruntled 27-year-old serviceman, and became a leading voice in the protest group Vietnam Veterans Against the War.’
    • ‘Four US Army troops, one US Air Force serviceman and a New Zealand officer died in Monday's incident.’
    • ‘Resident Tony, a former Royal Navy serviceman, said: ‘The new hostel is very good accommodation.’’
    • ‘I did not see any reference to the oath of allegiance which servicemen and women take.’
    • ‘I personally regard the life of every serviceman and woman as special and very important.’
    • ‘Still, he, another local World War II serviceman, the late Harry Fox, and their new wives were fêted by the Seward congregation with a joint wedding shower.’
    • ‘The range of poets and of verses chosen is extremely wide and includes poetry written by servicemen, by survivors of the concentration camps, and by civilians who survived the war in London, Warsaw and Moscow.’
    • ‘Jukebox operators reported that often such tunes got little play - even less from servicemen seeking respite from camp life.’
    • ‘He also discusses his experience with the attitudes of fellow servicemen in WWII, and all his arguments taken together are convincing.’
    fighter, servicewoman, fighting man, fighting woman, comrade-in-arms, warrior, trooper
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  • 2A person providing maintenance on machinery, especially domestic machinery.

    • ‘At the information stall, it was raised that the machine servicemen were still working.’
    • ‘His servicemen are all carefully trained by DeLaval engineers and accredited to a very high standard.’
    • ‘Eighty-five-year-old pensioner Lex Morris took exception to his treatment by an electricity line maintenance serviceman, but is galled to find there is no way to stop him entering his Glanmire Road property.’
    • ‘One of the ramp workers worked as a line serviceman for Signature Flight Support.’

Pronunciation

serviceman

/ˈsəːvɪsmən/